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Valve Employee Handbook Leaked
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Default Valve Employee Handbook Leaked - 04-26-2012, 00:08 | posts: 7,181 | Location: Above Earth in a Big Rocket Ship

With all the recent banter in the forum about Valve, Half Life 3, Dota, ETC. I figured this should be posted in the news section where most people will read it.

http://www.pcgamer.com/2012/04/21/va...-read-it-here/

http://dl.pcgamer.com/Valve_Handbook_LowRes.pdf

I highly recommend you take the time to read it all, it's worth it. It details exactly how Valve runs as a company and what their structure, or lack of a structure, is all about.

Here is an excerpt:

Quote:
Hierarchy is great for maintaining predictability and
repeatability. It simplifies planning and makes it easier to
control a large group of people from the top down, which
is why military organizations rely on it so heavily.
But when you’re an entertainment company that’s spent
the last decade going out of its way to recruit the most
intelligent, innovative, talented people on Earth, telling
them to sit at a desk and do what they’re told obliterates
99 percent of their value. We want innovators, and that
means maintaining an environment where they’ll flourish.
That’s why Valve is flat. It’s our shorthand way of saying
that we don’t have any management, and nobody “reports
to” anybody else. We do have a founder/president, but
even he isn’t your manager. This company is yours to
steer—toward opportunities and away from risks. You have
the power to green-light projects. You have the power to
ship products.
   
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Default 04-26-2012, 00:49 | posts: 1,747 | Location: BBQ Capital of the World

most fun read i've had in a few weeks.

EXCLUSIVE, I FOUND EA'S HANDBOOK AS WELL
[IMG]http://msshistory.files.**************/2011/08/the-prince.jpg[/IMG]

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Default 04-26-2012, 00:50 | posts: 13,552 | Location: USA

I want to work for this company now.
   
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Default 04-26-2012, 01:13 | posts: 2,341 | Location: why do you want to know? stalkers..

you...didnt before?
   
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Default 04-26-2012, 11:19 | posts: 1,022 | Location: Good question

Interesting read, valve's a great company
   
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Valve Y U always bash chet
   
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Default 04-26-2012, 13:42 | posts: 6,559

Is it some revolutionary new way to run a company? No, just like Google's time to do whatever you want...it works for a specific set of people.

This specific set is a highly creative, driven team that's doing something that, for the most part, is an amazingly fun dream job. Letting the artists be artists is definitely something worth doing.

THat said, does this only apply to the creative side, or are people like Steam support included also?
   
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Default 04-26-2012, 14:21 | posts: 2,397 | Location: Netherlands

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Valve Y U always bash chet
I didn't get that lol. Who is chet?
   
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Default 04-26-2012, 15:58 | posts: 3,000

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I didn't get that lol. Who is chet?
I am guessing Valve's writer Chet Faliszek

http://www.valvesoftware.com/company/people.html

   
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Default 04-27-2012, 10:12 | posts: 2,397 | Location: Netherlands

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Chet Faliszek

We are all still trying to figure out exactly what it is that Chet does at Valve, but at the very least he occupies office space on the 11th floor as self-proclaimed Mr. Awesome.
Lol, that's hilarious
   
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Default 04-27-2012, 10:33 | posts: 2,021

Yeah, I'm sure this got "lost unintentionally"
   
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